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As the heartbeat of all Lakers fans came to a flat line today, the city of Boston has begun to rejoice in their ceremonious Celtic ways once again. If you thought that landing Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen were big, dont forget that Beantown also picked up Randy Moss and Eric Gagne as well. That my friends is a hell of an offseason for a city.
As for the City of Angels, the Lakers have officially become the Make-A -Wish franchise by overpaying for Derek Fisher and signing up cancer survivor Coby Karl as our 18th point guard. Ive literally been sick all day just thinking about our inept front office and how the one player that the Lakers franchise and fans have been waiting for the last 3-4 seasons is now a Celtic. For the first time, the TWolves actually considers taking offers for KG, and what does the Lakers FO do? Wait. Leave the initial deal on the table and wait.
Paul Pierce demands to be traded and he receives Ray Allen and KG. Kobe goes on a worldwide tirade and he gets Derek Fisher and Coby Karl but dont worry Lakers fans, I hear that Mitch is working on signing Salvador Torres. Though small, our FO believes he will be great from the perimeter.
I seriously dont get it. Bynum will NEVER be the player Kobe is. NEVER. Why this franchise is so enamored with the black version of Big Z is beyond comprehension. Though this is a dark day for Lakers fans, it is going to get worse. If our next focus is JO, the asking price has just been inflated. If you thought that Bynum & Odom were too much, just wait for the new demands. Yet, this isnt even the worst part.
Now that Boston has become an elite team in the East, Chicago must now look at ways to improve. Though it wont happen this year, by next offseason, Kobe will be where he wants to be.
I would like to continue writing, but I am honestly not in the mood to reiterate all the negativity that has already been burning on all the Lakers boards. As of now, our roster is at 15. The saddest day of my Lakers life (after Chicks passing and Magics retirement) will be the departure of Kobe Bryant. In many ways, it is going to hurt more because just like many of you, we have all watched him grow.
Though no city in the world will ever love Kobe or embrace him as much as we have, the franchise that we all love has failed him. Be ready Lakers fans Kobe Bryants Final Act in LA is upon us.